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French photojournalist Eric Lafforge has captured images of Ethiopian women of the Dassanach tribe, in the village of Omorate, who wear wigs they have created out of bottle caps. He posted the visually stunning photos on his Flickr account with the caption.

The Daasanach people collect the caps of the Coca and beers in the bars of Omorate and make wigs with them.

The photos, to me, are a testament to the creativity of black women when it comes to hair. What are your thoughts?

Be sure to check out Eric Lafforge’s Flickr account for more stunning photos.

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DASSANECH GIRL, OMO VALLEY,  ETHIOPIA

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56 Comments on "Ethiopian Women and Children of the Dassanach Tribe Make Wigs Out of Bottle Caps"

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ShadowQueen

It’s an interesting custom….but do you see how perfectly even their chocolate skin is….? The photos are breathtaking.

Guest1234

I’m sayin! How can I get down with that skin. They’re so beautiful!

Amma Mama

Especially the first girl! Her skin is PERFECT!

D.K.

Wow, Avant-Garde at it’s best. Really visual photography too. I like.

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LuvChicago

Beautifully Creative.
I’m sure there will be many applications of this concept in the western world in the future.

Tonia

Interesting and unique.

Nyala

This is a truly beautiful, creative thing to do. There’s nothing wrong with it, (if bottle caps are your thing), and it’s not hurting anyone.

So smart, so eco-friendly, and not too shabby.

But I just know, there are going to be trolls downcasting these pics labeling them as “ghetto” and other hateful terms.

But I think it’s beautiful.

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